Twelve killed in holiday party massacre

SALVATIERRA, MX – A devastating attack on a holiday gathering in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato resulted in the death of twelve individuals, as reported by Mexican officials. The incident occurred early Sunday in the town of Salvatierra when an armed faction targeted attendees of a posada, a festive event traditionally celebrated in the days leading up to Christmas.

The state attorney general’s office took to the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, to announce the tragic incident. They confirmed the death toll but withheld further details regarding the attack and the identities of the victims pending further investigation.

Guanajuato, a state known for its significant number of automotive and aeronautics factories, has seen a surge in violence in recent years. The escalating tension between powerful drug trafficking groups has turned the region into one of the country’s most dangerous states, as per recent statistics.

On the scene of the attack, authorities worked diligently to investigate the incident. The aftermath included a burnt car wreckage, which was later removed by a tow truck. The grim scene painted a stark picture of the violence that has become all too familiar in this part of Mexico.